College of Art + Design Facilities
The College of Art & Design’s facilities provide students access to the equipment they need to create and learn. Facilities include:
- the Design Shop, a traditional wood-working studio where students have access to state-of-the-art digital fabrication equipment including a 3D printer, a laser cutter, and a CNC mill;
- the Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) studio, where students can rent photography and lighting equipment and access 3D printers and a 3D scanner while learning affective communication skills specific to their individual disciplines;
- the Fabrication Factory, a new digital laboratory where students and faculty have the capacity to create a multidisciplinary, active, team-learning environment by leveraging large-scale digital fabrication equipment;
- Hilltop Arboretum, a 14-acre, off-site museum of native plants, where students and faculty conduct research, and meet for teaching and service activities;
- the School of Art IDEA Hub, featuring high-end equipment and cutting-edge technologies, where faculty, graduate students, upper-level undergraduates, and other users can connect to digital resources with networked laptops and mobile devices to transport content between workstations, studios, and multiple presentation environments;
- the Materials Lab, where students and faculty can research materials, finishes, and furnishings and browse a full range of samples; and
- the VizLab, which offers large-scale printing, scanning, and other computer services as well as specialty software such as AutoDesk, Adobe Creative Suite, and Rhino.
The College of Art & Design also offers dedicated exhibition and lecture spaces, including two galleries that frequently display student and faculty work and exhibitions by visiting artists. The LSU Museum of Art boasts a robust exhibition schedule featuring national and international artists and collections. Visit Galleries for more information.
Students will find everything they need to complete projects right here on LSU’s campus. LSU Libraries offer students and faculty strong support for instruction and research through collections containing more than three million volumes, microform holdings of more than four million, manuscripts of more than twelve million items, hundreds of electronic databases, and tens of thousands of electronic books and serials.
Middleton Library houses the main collections and LSU Libraries Special Collections in Hill Memorial Library provides a center for research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts. Hill Memorial Library houses the University Archives, the E.A. McIlhenny Natural History Collection, and the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History as well as exhibition space. For material not found in the libraries, faculty, staff, and students may borrow materials through Interlibrary Borrowing.
Visit lib.lsu.edu for more information about LSU Libraries.